Friday, March 12
Gunnar's doll. And the boys' dressers.
Here is Gunnar's doll. Or rather what it looked like for the past few months.
When I had Logan, I thought it would be nice for Gunnar to have his own "baby," so I made him this Bit of Whimsy doll. It's the "John" pattern. I actually finished sewing him up the night I went into labor.
Except, if you look real close, you'll notice the poor thing had no face. I loved how the doll sewed up, and was really tired (and having contractions!), AND was a little nervous about embroidering the facial features since I've previously only embroidered flat before.
So I finally came around (and got the courage!) to give the doll its' face. As I finished embroidering the first eye on, he took one look at it and starting welling up. "Oh no, oh no, OH NO!," he said, pointing at the eye. I said, "Honey, don't worry, it'll have another in just a few minutes. I promise. It's okay." To which I got the response, "NO! No eye! Oh no, Gunnar's doll! Oh NO!."
Really? Are you kidding me. I could have left it faceless all this dang time and called the doll finished a LONG time ago. Really? *sigh*. Oh well. But alas, toddler emotions are quite fleeting, and Gunnar has come to accept and love little Gunni doll.
So now he has a face. All done. YAY!
And here they are re-done and in the boys' room.
Our neighbors hated us for a few days while Scott worked on the driveway to strip off the gazillion nasty paint layers and prep them for their new-found blue glory. They thought they were so ugly. I'll give them that. But *we* could see the beauty they had to offer.
Husband did an awesome job! They look even better in the boys' room than in pictures.
(ETA: I doubled the size of the original pattern of Gunnar's doll.)